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Gothic Alphabet

Gothic / black-letter script evolved from Carolingian in the later middle ages, circa 1200 AD, became the dominant handwriting from the 12C until the Italian Renaissance (1400–1600 AD). It was not as clear as Carolingian, but was narrower, darker & denser. The dot above the i was added to differentiate it from the similar strokes of the n, m, & u. The u was created as separate from the v, which had been used for both sounds. Compact handwriting saved space, as parchment was expensive...

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I'm proud to present my personal gothic alphabet. It is based on Fraktur. A lot of glyphs are transformed and renewed. Enjoy!

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This letterform interests me as its got a gothic genre to it and it includes shapes within the letters, which immediately you're drawn to.

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gothic writing | blackletter alphabet name originates from this alphabetâ s dense dark ...

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Calligraphy - it is SO beautiful. I learned in high school art class... kind of combined a few methods into my own, but I can start you out with the basics. Great method to know.

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